Pac-12 Conference announces Oregon State AD Scott Barnes suffered 'medical event' Saturday night

On3 imageby:Steve Samra04/23/23

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The Pac-12 Conference announced some harrowing news regarding Oregon State Athletic Director Scott Barnes on Sunday morning.

According to a press release sent out by the conference, Barnes suffered a “medical event” on Saturday. He’s now receiving medical attention in Fresno, California, and the Pac-12 made sure to relay that their thoughts are with him.

“The Pac-12 released the following statement on April 22, 2023 on Oregon State Athletic Director Scott Barnes,” the release read. “Oregon State announced that Barnes experienced a medical event Saturday night while attending a Fresno State athletics awards presentation in Fresno, Calif and is receiving medical care at a Fresno area hospital.

“‘Scott Barnes is a dear friend, trusted colleague and incredibly loved man across the Oregon State and Pac-12 families and the entire college sports community. Our thoughts are with Scott and his family at this time.'”

Scott Barnes has been the Oregon State Athletic Director since Dec. 2016. The Beavers have made strides in many athletic programs over his watch, as he’s become a highly respected figure.

“In Barnes’ tenure, OSU Athletics has made significant strides academically and athletically,” the Oregon State website reads. “Beaver student-athletes are among the leaders in the Pac-12 Conference for academic accomplishments, the Valley Football Center officially re-opened and the popular Fan Experience Committee was created. In addition, he has increased the emphasis on fundraising and developing a sustainable business model that will ensure Beaver Athletics continues to progress and thrive, and debuted the BUILD THE DAM Strategic Plan to guide the program forward for future years.

“Facilities has been at the forefront of Barnes’ leadership at OSU. He has spearheaded facility projects that include a $3.5 million refresh of the Sports Performance Center, completion of phase II of the Valley Football Center, a remodel of the men’s and women’s basketball locker rooms, the construction of Casey Corner at Goss Stadium at Coleman Field, the remodel of Paul Lorenz Field (soccer), among other projects.”

The thoughts and prayers of the college football world are with Oregon State Athletic Director Scott Barnes, as well as his family and friends.